Heart Insight Magazine

Updated:Aug 24,2015
Heart Insight 

For over eight years, Heart Insight has been the award-winning voice of information and inspiration for heart patients and their families with trustworthy guidance for managing your conditions and improving your heart health.
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In this issue

For each of the articles below you can choose whether to read them in our digital edition or on the Heart Insight website.

Beating the Curse of High
Actor Lamman Rucker was always good at impersonations, and that ability set him on the acting path, where he has found success in TV and movies such as the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too. His ability to impersonate has been good for his health because he has imitated his parents' good eating and physical activity habits. This has helped him avoid high blood pressure and its side effects that plague his relatives and many other African-Americans.
Digital Edition | Website

Take an Easy Step Toward Better Health
Every prescription for heart health includes some form of physical activity. If you have been sedentary for very long, an easy and effective way to ease back into activity is to start walking.
Digital Edition | Website


Why Every Patient Needs an Advocate
American healthcare is complicated and getting more so. Even the most informed patients and family members entering the healthcare system may have difficulty knowing how to navigate it to receive the best care for themselves and loved ones.
Digital Edition | Website

Progress Explaining the Unknown
Up to 200,000 survivors annually don't know what caused their strokes. In medical Language, these are called "cryptogenic strokes." New technology may be helpful for uncovering the potential cause.
Digital Edition | Website


One Lucky Dude
On August 25, 2010, I earned the title of "one lucky dude." It was awarded to me by "Dr. Andy," an ER doctor I had just "met" that day. The circumstances of our meeting were less than ideal. In fact, they were nearly tragic for me and my family - wife Wendy, son Isaac and beautiful Ashley. We met because of a complete blockage of my left anterior descending artery (LAD).
Digital Edition | Website


Heart News
Newsworthy notes from the world of cardiovascular health.
Our readers share their experiences with heart disease from their own perspective.
Life's Simple 7
 Seven simple ways to improve your health and enhance your quality of life. 
Life Is Why
Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!
Simple Cooking
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.


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